MED1000 Intro to Media Studies

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Naissa Lopez

Course Description:

This introductory course provides an overview of the history, function, and meaning of mass media. The course will also introduce critical/theoretical concepts for analyzing mass media. Students will study various media forms and come to an understanding about how each medium shapes our social context, experience, and perception.

How This Course Benefits Students:

In order to be successful in this course, students need to come in with a love for digital mediums and technology.  How do you prefer to receive your news? What platforms do you find yourself using on a constant basis? How are these platforms benefitting you? Where can these platforms improve, and how do you take the message of God into these platforms in the future?

Why This Course Is Important:

The need to understand and learn about various forms of media will only become more beneficial as our digital era progresses.  Learning the pros and cons of the many outlets available to us will benefit current and future generations and build up their levels of respect for how powerful media can really be.